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Nov 23, 2018 - To Bakersfield

This morning we enjoyed a nice complimentary breakfast at the Best Western in Palm Springs. Lisa and Bob drove us to pick up our car at Enterprise Rental. They were very nice to deal with and upgraded us to a Toyota Camry. Our 4 hr drive to Bakersfield was uneventful other than a few backups on the major interstates. We picked a route that would take us north a bit and avoid LA as best we could. Our goal is to avoid any rush hour traffic so we plan to head out by 10:00am and be off the road by 3:00pm. We are now resting in our room and I...

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Our 5 week adventure

Nov 9, 2018 - Sacramento to Bakersfield.

Another relaxing drive to Bakersfield, CA. Once we passed thru the busy highway traffic of Sacramento, it was a very slow relaxing drive into the River Run RV Park. We had a very quiet evening, long walk thru the park ending with another great Grammie Jo meal. We must say the Rest Areas of the U.S. are very well situated (easy in easy off the highways) and they've made them very inviting for holidayers. Had an early evening, quiet dinner and rested for our trip to 29 Palms tomorrow morning...thru the High Desert area of the Mojave Desert....

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Oct 20, 2018 - Bakersfield Saturday

Just a short note that we are headed east to Boulder City, Nevada tomorrow for a couple of days. I had an awesome dinner at the campground restaurant last night. It was a wonderful prime rib (Bill dutifully ate salad). I haven’t indulged like that in ages, and it sure hit the spot! Bill’s been getting the rig ready for the next leg of the journey. I cleaned and mopped yesterday, so today was spent getting groceries and baking my Busy Day Dump Cake (Martha’s recipe). Mo’s been snoozing most of the day, and I also fell asleep for a little...

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Oct 19, 2018 - Bakersfield Friday

Once we started looking at the logistics of a day trip to the desert, we found that it was going to be too long a drive each way to be worth it. So, we are just staying put for our last couple of days here. Bill is outside working on a few projects, and I’m inside cleaning and reading. Every day we’ve been in California so far has been sunny. Today is in the mid-80’s, so I’ve got the air conditioning on. We’re probably leaving Sunday morning, but I won’t know until sometime tomorrow where we’re headed to next. Tonight, we are going to eat...

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Oct 17, 2018 - Bakersfield Wednesday

This was one of those days from hell that are the reason we have completely lazy days when we’re parked. We exited the Lodi campground early this morning and fueled up at the nearby Flying J truck stop. We got back on the local road and got into the right lane to enter I-5 southbound. Except the highway department decided to close that entrance ramp for road work. We saw a small sign showing the detour was I-5 northbound, but no one in that lane would let us in to take it. There weren’t any other options, so we decided to do a U-turn on the...

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Aug 18, 2018 - Orangegrove RV Park

At the Rest Stop just north of Pixley, CA, Muffy stepped on a Bee. After contacting our Vet. we continued on to Pixley where we purchased a bottle of Liquid Benadryl and gave Muffy the prescribed dosage. We then continued to Bakersfield and a Banfield Pet Hospital. After receiving assurances that Muffy would be OK we continued on to the RV Park. Our intentions here was 1 night but decided to make it 2 nights. Muffy went to emergency second day (Blood in Urine). She will be staying the night. We will be heading home in the morning after we...

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Jul 28, 2018 - California, Part 1

It has been a little more than two weeks since we left home and we finally made it to California. But it was a chore. Right across the state line from Nevada there was a truck fire and recover crews were removing the charred remains. The three-lane highway, which narrowed to two lanes a mile before the state line, was down to one lane. The five-mile backup took us almost an hour to get through. Welcome to California. Out of Las Vegas, I-15 crosses the Mojave Desert. While the land is barren, there is a beauty to the desert. All is not...

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Southwest trek

May 2, 2018 - Bakersfield

We left Desert Hot Springs early Monday morning in hopes of avoiding the strong winds that plagued the area for days, and caused us to stay 2 more days at Sam's than we planned. We headed west on I-10 and still got battered by wind as we headed through a pass - it was about 20 miles of hanging on and hoping that Mo would remain upright and that the bikes and kayaks would stay mounted to the front and roof of BAT. Our destination was Bakersfield California. To get there, we had to skirt Los Angeles on I-210 and cross over some pretty serious...

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2018 Life in our RV

Mar 26, 2018 - On the road home

Well we got underway at about 0845 this morning, after getting the property all locked up. Twice as much to remember with a motorhome and a piece of property. Anyway we made it to Orange grove RV park in Bakersfield, after 5:00 pm today. A long day for Spikey at the wheel. And it was windy all day but especially so in the San Bernardino area where the wind was blowing 22 mph with gusts to 28. Miss Zoey had it easy, she slept almost the whole way! Anyway thankful to be at our first stop of our 4 day trip home. Tomorrow we will be...

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Mar 11, 2018 - Bakersfield CA

Since we lost a lot of time with that flu we needed something more to round this trip out. So we booked into Morro Bay on highway 1 just up from San Luis Obispo. I came upon a tourism brochure on the Hearst Castle and thought why not,we have a few days to burn before going home. We really had to hustle to get there from where we were staying but we luckily scooped 4 nights. With 4 days we should have lots of time to look around that area including the Elephant Sea Lions!!! No spring time change for us today, still running Arizona time on...

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Jan 25, 2018 - Bakersfield, CA - Orange Grove RV Park

Because our last trip down I-5 ended up with a broken wheel thanks to the rough highway, we chose to go down Hwy 99. We took the exit at Los Banos and drove out through all the farming fields and fruit/nut orchards. Beautiful drive and not a bad road once out of Los Banos. Lots of construction on 99 especially in the Fresno area, but not too rough a ride. We pulled into our favorite California RV Park. New rules on picking oranges, but we got our usual bag full. The next day we took a drive out to Lake Isabella to see the water level as the...

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Winter 2018

Jan 24, 2018 - Up and Over the Tehachapi

Some would say yesterday's drive from Needles to Bakersfield wasn't as scenic as the day before. It many ways it was, of course, but it was a different beauty. A high desert beauty. And one will find the high deserts even more beautiful when out there on foot or horseback. But driving I-40 and then CA-58, it's our planet's wonderful shapes and surprises that fill our senses along the roads. I've never driven west on I-40 so much of this trip seemed new to me. Often you get an entirely different perspective when going the other way. The...

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